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How the NHL ended lockout to save its season

The news inspired fans Jen Parisi (left) and Laurel Ryan to visit Causeway Street after they shopped on Newbury Street.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

In less than a week, the NHL likely would have called off the 2012-13 season. That deadline proved too dangerous to approach.

The congregation listened as Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, spoke at Temple Israel.

Synagogue devotes 3 years to reengage on Israel

With classes, lectures, congregation-wide discussions, and even a clergy-led trip to Israel, Temple Israel is hoping to improve the dialogue within its congregation.

Chuck Hagel

Obama to nominate Hagel as defense chief

The selection of Chuck Hagel, a former GOP senator, to be the next defense secretary has already encountered opposition from both parties.

Maureen Clark at Clark’s Trading Post, in N.H., with 22-year-old Victoria.

Bonds endure between trainer and bear in N.H.

Maureen Clark has tried to make her favorite bear, 22-year-old Victoria, feel like she is still part of the show at Clark’s Trading Post.

The Nation

Obama to nominate Hagel as defense chief

Chuck Hagel

By Michael Schwirtz

The selection of Chuck Hagel, a former GOP senator, to be the next defense secretary has already encountered opposition from both parties.

In Colo. city, again the horror of multiple slayings

An unidentified woman was consoled outside a town-house complex following shootings in Aurora, Colo., Saturday.

By P. Solomon Banda

Four people, including the apparent gunman, were killed in Aurora, some four miles from where 12 people were shot to death in a movie theater last July.

Suspect in Aurora movie theater killings due back in court

On Monday prosecutors will outline their case against James Holmes, the first official public disclosure of evidence.

The World

In rare speech, defiant Assad justifies crackdown

“Everyone who comes to Syria knows that Syria accepts advice but not orders,’’ President Bashar Assad said on Sunday.

By Anne Bernard

Syrian President Bashar Assad, sounding confident and, to critics, out of touch with his people’s grievances, said he refuses to talk with rebels.

Palestinian prime minister warns of cash crisis

The Palestinian self-rule government is in ‘‘extreme jeopardy’’ because of an unprecedented financial crisis.

Venezuela looks for missing plane with Missoni CEO

Search-and-rescue workers prepared to help look for a BN-2 Islander plane that disappeared off the Venezuelan coast on Friday. Six people were on board.

The search for a missing plane carrying fashion executive Vittorio Missoni and five others has entered its third day.

Editorial & Opinion

JULIETTE KAYYEM

The real plight of the orphan-hostages

 Russian President Vladimir Putin banned adoption of Russian children by Americans.

By Juliette Kayyem

Now that the initial gasp of horror following Vladimir Putin’s adoption ban is over, it is painfully clear that this is a simple hostage story.

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Fiscal cliff battle ends with a whimper

By John E. Sununu

Legislators took the easy path by avoiding the immediate consequences of the cliff, and that’s precisely why we’re in trouble.

JAMES CARROLL

Football concussions: The problem lies at the heart of the sport

By James Carroll

Despite the focus on concussions, American football is sublimated combat, and its regulated violence is key to the sport’s appeal.

Metro

Synagogue devotes 3 years to reengage on Israel

The congregation listened as Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, spoke at Temple Israel.

By Lisa Wangsness

With classes, lectures, congregation-wide discussions, and even a clergy-led trip to Israel, Temple Israel is hoping to improve the dialogue within its congregation.

Bonds endure between trainer and bear in N.H.

Maureen Clark at Clark’s Trading Post, in N.H., with 22-year-old Victoria.

By Billy Baker

Maureen Clark has tried to make her favorite bear, 22-year-old Victoria, feel like she is still part of the show at Clark’s Trading Post.

State Police drug, auto theft units closed

“We are at the mercy of the economy,” Colonel Timothy P. Alben said.

By Shelley Murphy

The drug diversion unit and auto theft strike force have been disbanded in order to fill slots at the Mass. Turnpike and Logan.

Business ǀ Science

Ariad to add HQ, jobs in Kendall Square

Ariad Pharmaceuticals will occupy the majority of two new laboratory and office buildings to be built in Kendall Square.

By Casey Ross and Robert Weisman

Ariad Pharmaceuticals will build a new corporate headquarters and laboratory complex in Cambridge.

New businesses, stores alter Financial District

Pret A Manger recently opened in the Financial District. The “brand’ of the area is changing, some observers say.

By Casey Ross

Technology, communications, and health care companies — as well as new bars and cafes — are changing the vibe of Boston’s Financial District.

Microsoft-less fair in Las Vegas looks to mobile

Attendees of the Consumer Electorics Show in Las Vegas atteneded the opening event,, ''CES Unveiled'' on Sunday.

By Hiawatha Bray

Perhaps the biggest thing at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the giant hole where Microsoft used to be.

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Innovation Economy

Risk-detecting ball may get big bounce in Vegas

By Scott Kirsner

White Coat Notes

A push for safe e-health records

By Chelsea Conaboy

$10b deal to settle foreclosure abuse claims

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg

Obituaries

Philip Perlmutter, 87; worked to improve Jewish-Catholic relations

Mr. Perlmutter didn’t sugarcoat opinions to appease his liberal friends.

By Bryan Marquard

Though not politically correct, Mr. Perlmutter was an integral part of Mass. interfaith relations, and was recognized by Pope John Paul II.

William Rees-Mogg, former editor of the Times of London

A conservative voice, Mr. Rees-Mogg was also conservative in attire, sticking with pinstripe suits as styles changed.

By John F. Burns

Mr. Rees-Mogg, 84, was one of Britain’s most respected, if mercurial, conservative voices.

Michael Cronan, 61, named TiVo and Kindle

Mr. Cronan created a TV-shaped smiley character with TiVo inscribed on its face.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Cronan was a San Francisco-based graphic designer and marketing executive who placed his stamp on popular culture.

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Sports

How the NHL ended lockout to save its season

The news inspired fans Jen Parisi (left) and Laurel Ryan to visit Causeway Street after they shopped on Newbury Street.

By Fluto Shinzawa

In less than a week, the NHL likely would have called off the 2012-13 season. That deadline proved too dangerous to approach.

Patriots’ bye no guarantee of Super berth

With Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the Patriots have played in six AFC title games. They’ve won five.

By Michael Whitmer

Chances are quite good, history has shown, that at least one of the home teams coming off a bye will lose next weekend.

On hockey

Will fans and sponsors come back to the NHL?

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, right, must now rebuild the reputation of his league.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Now that the lockout is over, the healing begins for the NHL, with fans and sponsors to determine the pace of recovery.

G: Health

G Cover

Fighting the flu: the limits of modern medicine

Suffering flu-like symptoms, Jeannine Cook is examined by physician Heather Tarrant at Brigham and Women’s Urgent Care Center in Foxborough.

By Deborah Kotz

Government health officials predicted a harsher and earlier flu season this year, and so far that seems to be the case.

Daily Dose

You can’t bank on living longer if you’re overweight

By Deborah Kotz

A new study concluded that being overweight is associated with a lower death risk, but gaining weight is a slippery slope.

Daily Dose

Same medication, but different pills

By Deborah Kotz

A new study suggests that when patients are switched to generics with a different color or shape, they’re more likely to stop taking the drug.

More Stories

MD MAMA

Should food stamps pay for empty calories?

By Dr. Claire McCarthy

Health Answers

Is plantar fasciitis chronic or can it be cured?

By Courtney Humphries

Album Review | PUNK

No slowing down for Dropkicks on ‘Signed and Sealed’

By Scott McLennan

Album Review | POP

The Living Sisters, ‘Run for Cover’

By James Reed

Album Review | R&B / POP

Solange, ‘True’

By Luke O’Neil

Album Review | COUNTRY

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, ‘Buddy and Jim’

By Stuart Munro

Album Review | ELECTRONIC

Broadcast, ‘Berberian Sound Studio’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Music Review

Rejoicing in Green Mountain’s sacred airs

By Jeffrey Gantz

Book Review

‘Mastermind’ by Maria Konnikova

By Chuck Leddy

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Names

Ben Affleck in the Palm Springs spotlight

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

R.I.’s Olivia Culpo ‘just friends’ with Ryan Lochte

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Celebrities spotted in and around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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